At East Vision Optometry, we offer specialty contact lens fitting services for individuals with a wide variety of eye problems including keratoconus.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disorder characterized by the thinning and bulging of the cornea, resulting in an irregularly shaped cornea (the front window of your eye). This causes distorted vision. At our practice, we understand the unique challenges faced by those with keratoconus and offer expert solutions to help improve your vision.
Contact lenses are widely recognized as an effective method for correcting vision in individuals with keratoconus. Unlike traditional glasses or soft contact lenses, custom rigid contact lenses sit directly on or over the cornea creating a fluid reservoir underneath it, this allows us to provide a more precise and customized visual correction. They help to compensate for the irregular shape of the cornea, allowing light to properly focus on the retina, thus enhancing vision.
With our extensive experience in fitting specialty contact lenses, we strive to optimize vision for individuals with keratoconus. We offer a wide variety of lens options, carefully tailored to suit your specific needs and requirements. Our skilled Optometrist will work closely with you to find the ideal contact lens solution that offers the best possible visual outcomes.
Whether you’re new to contact lenses or have previously struggled to find the right fit, our dedicated team is here to provide comprehensive support and guidance throughout the fitting process. We understand the importance of clear and comfortable vision, and we are committed to helping you achieve it.
Experience the benefits of our specialized contact lens fitting services for keratoconus and other conditions. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and let us help you find the perfect contact lens solution for your unique needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, there are various types of contact lenses available for keratoconus, including rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, hybrid lenses (combination of RGP and soft lenses), and scleral lenses. at East Vision Optometry we have access to and experience fitting all of these lens options. During your initial examination, we will examine you eyes and discuss the relevant choices available to you.
We take into account things like:
- Your specific condition and it’s severity.
- What is likely to give you the best result.
- Your visual needs and preferences.
- Your budget.
While adapting to some types of contact lenses may take some time, many people with keratoconus find them very comfortable and experience improved vision. Generally speaking, comfort simply does not seem to be problem at all for most of our patients. Newer technologies and better lens coatings have made rigid contact lens wear more comfortable than ever. Your eye care professional will guide you through the fitting process to ensure optimal comfort.
We also focus on improving any underlying eye problems BEFORE fitting contact lenses. These could include dry eyes, lid disease, ocular allergies, ocular surface inflammation.
All our final pricing and quotes are given once we know exactly what is required after your initial assessment. No hidden surprises! If you are just after a rough guide, see below:
- For most RGP and Hybrid fits, you could expect < $1000 for a pair of lenses.
- For most Scleral fits, you could expect >$2000.
- Remember this is just a GUIDE.
All our pricing is inclusive of:
- A complete fitting adjustment warranty for each lens, just in case any adjustments are needed.
- An all inclusive consultation fee that covers you for all the appointments required to complete the fitting process (no maximum).
At East Vision Optometry we don’t just use one supplier, each have their own pros and cons for certain patients. Some of them are cheaper and some are dearer. We strive to keep our pricing better VALUE than the industry average.
Why is there a range of pricing? Some of the factors that can vary the lenses we use are:
- Patient prescription (far sighted/ short sighted? A little or a lot? Astigmatism too?)
- Patient’s eye (Corneal shape and size. Any corneal irregularities? Any underlying ocular surface disease that may need parallel treatment/ management?)
- Correction type (Distance vision only? Need a bit of reading help/ support also? Adult/ Teenager/ Child? Myopia Control?)
- Prior or current contact lens use? Just need a re-fit?
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“The best optometrist! My experience at East Vision was great, they were friendly, got to know me, and you can see their genuine care for their customers. You get a real feeling that nothing is being missed and the optometrist Photi's friendly approach, willingness to explain the process and answer my questions along the way was reassuring. If you are seeking a brilliant local optometrist in the Bulimba / Balmoral / Hawthorne area, I cannot recommend them enough!”Paul Holstein
“I recently had my eyes tested at East Vision Optometry and was extremely impressed by the detail taken to check all aspects of my eyes. They took images of the front and back of my eyes and saved these to use for future benchmarking to see what changes occur over time. They also ran through a detailed explanation of the overall condition of my eyes and my vision. This level of detail and explanation was something I haven’t experienced with optometrists I’ve seen in the past so I will definitely be using East Vision as my optometrist moving forward.”Sandy Carty
“Amazing, friendly and high quality service and reasonable prices!”Greta Sweeney
“What a great local business to support! Very professional and friendly. Photi was very thorough and informative with the eye examination, fully explaining all the tests and their results. The staff are wonderful front of house, very welcoming and knowledgeable. They have a great range of frames, from classic to funky, to suit all budgets. I would highly recommend.”Jan Scott